Everything About Sleep Apnea

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Sleep disorder apnea is a serious problem that is to be treated and to have a lot of medical attention. This could cause heart attacks, impotence, strokes, irregular heartbeat, and heart disease. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause sleepy during daytime, lost productivity and also relationship problems.

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<ul><li><p>Everything About Sleep Apnea</p><p>Sleep apnea is also known as obstructive sleep apnea, and is also characterized on notbreathing about 10 or more seconds while sleeping. It is a sleep disorder that commonlyoccurs on adults and rarely on children. Sleep apnea is also suspected on the medicalhistory of the person. Treatment may do either nonsurgical or surgical.</p><p>Apnea occurs on not normal sleeping and breathing because breathing will suddenlyreduced and stops for a period of seconds. This includes the definition that occur, stopsbreathing or airflow or 4% loss of oxygen on blood that results on reducing the inflow ofthe oxygen on the blood. This can cause disruption on sleeping and also an indication thatthe person is on his deep sleep.</p><p>Symptoms of Apnea are excessive in sleeping on daytime, and several times ofobstructed breathing while sleeping. Loud snoring, morning headaches, refreshing sleep,dried mouth usually when awakes, high blood, overweight, irritability, personalitychanges, depression, difficult in concentrating, heartburn, reduce libido, restless sleep,insomnia.</p><p>Sleep disorder apnea is a serious problem that is to be treated and to have alot of medical attention. This could cause heart attacks, impotence, strokes, irregularheartbeat, and heart disease. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause sleepy during daytime,lost productivity and also relationship problems.</p><p>Diagnosis can be done when the doctor test the patient and it is calledpolysomnography, there are two kinds of testing the patient using polysomnograms. Onovernight test which involves muscle tension, monitoring brain waves, eye movement andrespiration. This also includes measuring level of the oxygen in the blood. The second testis to be done at home or called monitoring test at home.</p><p>Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be treated using Continuous Positive-AirwayPressures (C-PAP). This machine blows the air inside your nose by the use of nose mask.Bi Level machine is used in treating severe apnea which blows the air in 2 differentpressures. In Bi Level Machine, the pressure will be higher if the person inhales and thepressure becomes lower when exhaling.</p><p>However, Mild Obstructive Sleep Apneacan be treated through several behavioralchanges such as weight loss. Other uses oral mouth devices which is helpful in keepingairways always open while sleeping. This helps in reducing obstructive snoring in threeways such as bringing the jaw forward, elevating the soft palate and maintain the tonguein falling back the airway as well as in blocking breathing.The Obstructive Apnea isconsidered a progressive situation or disease that gets worse as a person grows old.</p></li></ul>

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